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Border Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 1999

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1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

Border Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 1999

 

 

(Amendment to be moved by Mr Kerr)

After clause 2, page 3 (after line 2) insert:

2A              Minister to ensure that new provisions are publicised

             (1)       As soon as practicable after this Act receives the Royal Assent, the Minister administering the Migration Act 1958 must take reasonable steps to ensure that persons involved in commercial boat or ship charter are aware of the changes made by this Act to the Customs Act 1991, the Fisheries Management Act 1991 and the Migration Act 1958.

             (2)       Despite subsection (1), a person’s ignorance of an amendment made by this Act does not affect the operation, in relation to that person, of a provision of the Customs Act 1991, the Fisheries Management Act 1991 and the Migration Act 1958 enacted or amended by this Act.

2B              Reports to Parliament on actions under section 2A

             (1)       The Minister  referred to in section 2A must report to the Parliament on the steps the Minister has taken under that section.

             (2)       The report must be laid before each House of the Parliament within the period of 12 months after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

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